PFA announce their A-League Team of the Season

The Professional Footballers Australia (PFA) today announced their A-League Team of the Season for 2009/10.
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The Professional Footballers Australia (PFA) today announced their A-League Team of the Season for 2009/10.

PFA chief executive Brendan Schwab released the team at Olympic Park in Melbourne after all players in the league voted for their best 4-3-3 formation along with five substitutes for their performances throughout the season.

This week’s Grand Finalists Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC had a total of seven players out of the team of sixteen with Sky Blues boss Vitezslav Lavicka named as coach.

A-League Goalkeeper of the Year Eugene Galekovic from Adelaide United was handed the gloves whilst Victory skipper Kevin Muscat was named as captain.

Gold Coast United duo Jason Culina and Shane Smeltz both made the cut as did departing Newcastle Jets captain Matt Thompson who is off to incoming club Melbourne Heart next season.

The A-League’s best player for season 2009/10, Johnny Warren Medalist Carlos Hernandez was deployed in midfield whilst Wellington Phoenix import Paul Ifill and Brisbane Roar youngster Tommy Oar were both included on the bench along with Jets defender Nikolai Topor-Stanley and Sky Blues veteran Steve Corica.

PFA A-League Team of the Season 2009/10

Goalkeeper

Eugene Galekovic (Adelaide United)

Defenders

Dean Heffernan (Central Coast Mariners)

Kevin Muscat (c) (Melbourne Victory)

Simon Colosimo (Sydney FC)

Matthew Kemp (Melbourne Victory)

Midfielders

Carlos Hernandez (Melbourne Victory)

Jason Culina (Gold Coast United)

Matt Thompson (Newcastle Jets)

Strikers

Shane Smeltz (Gold Coast United)

Archie Thompson (Melbourne Victory)

Alex Brosque (Sydney FC)

Bench

Danny Vukovic (gk) (Central Coast Mariners)

Nikolai Topor-Stanley (Newcastle Jets)

Steve Corica (Sydney FC)

Tommy Oar (Brisbane Roar)

Paul Ifill (Wellington Phoenix)

Coach

Vitezslav Lavicka (Sydney FC)

Referee

Strebre Delovski

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